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The left’s “green growth” myth

Renewable energy embodies everything socialism opposed

By Rupert Darwall  

© Kim Hansen

Tony Blair’s billet-doux as premier to Britain’s energy consumers was committing the UK to deriving 15 per cent of its total energy from renewables by 2020. In its characteristic lack of attention to detail, the announcement was vintage Blair. The rest of his government thought Blair was going to agree to commit to 15 per cent of electricity from renewables, not of its total energy use – including transport and heating – a goal they reckoned totally unrealistic.

But beyond its…

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